Smells like whiskey? That's VERY odd.
Where did you order yours from? I ordered a bottle of SMW online and they sent me a "gone bad" bottle. SMW is fairly notorious for gone-bad online purchases. I don't know why, it just seems like it's a rather 'fragile' fragrance that is spoiled eaisly by sitting in a hot warehouse for a long time.
It should smell like a cup of tea with cream and honey, and just a tad bit of spice (the black currant smells a bit like pepper).
If it's not what you sampled, send it back and ask for a refund. Don't try for an exchange, chances are they'll send you another bottle from the same spoiled box.